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ACC Football 2020 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The 2020 ACC predictions look a lot like previous seasons, as Clemson is the heavy favorite to win the league this fall. And as seen in previous years, there's a big gap between the Tigers and the second-place team in the conference. North Carolina and Virginia Tech headline the second tier in Athlon's projections, as the Tar Heels are a slight favorite to win the Coastal Division. The...

Virginia Football: 2020 Cavaliers Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
A year after winning its first-ever ACC Coastal Division title, ending its 15-game losing streak against rival Virginia Tech and making its first appearance in the Orange Bowl, Virginia could be hard-pressed to continue the “unbroken growth” that coach Bronco Mendenhall has touted since taking over before the 2016 season. Then again, each year Mendenhall and his staff have been able...

ACC Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 hours ago
The 2020 All-ACC team is led by 14 selections from Clemson, with Virginia Tech up next with 13 picks. Pitt is the only other program with double-digit selections, but North Carolina is close behind with nine, while Virginia, NC State, Florida State and Boston College each feature eight picks on the 2020 All-ACC squad.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2020. Now, it...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

ACC Football: Which Team is the Favorite to Win the Coastal Division for 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
The ACC Coastal is one of college football’s toughest and most unpredictable divisions on a yearly basis. With Virginia winning the 2019 division title, all seven teams have made an appearance in the conference championship game over the last seven years. The 2020 race is shaping up to be unpredictable once again. The Cavaliers must replace star quarterback Bryce Perkins but return one of...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were...